Power List

Eunice Olumide – Power Woman

Public Figure: UK Model, Actress, DJ, TV Personality Originally born in Edinburgh, Scotland Eunice Olumide is an international supermodel, broadcaster and curator.  In 2017 she was awarded an MBE for her contribution to Arts, Broadcasting and Charity work.   She has  appeared  in world wide campaigns, fashion weeks and editorials such including WAD Paris, ID Magazine, Dazed & Confused, …

Power List

Bernardine Evaristo – Power Woman

Literature: UK Booker Prize Winner ‘As a writer of fictions I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality, most recently in Girl, Woman, Other and Mr Loverman. My Afro-diasporic interests have led me to writing books that connect ancient and modern history with …

Maxette Pirbakas – MEP France MEP (National Rally) Identity and Democracy Group

Maxette Pirbakas replaced Christiane DeLannay-Clara in the party led by Le Pen. She is one of the black women who won elections in Europe this year. I neglected to include her in this post. She is a sugar cane farmer and former trade union leader of the Fédération nationale des syndicats d’exploitants agricoles in Guadeloupe. She is …

TEDx Stockholm

TedX Stockholm’s next speaker is an award-winning author and photographer 🎤 – Lola Akinmade Åkerström.

TedX Stockholm’s next speaker is an award-winning author and photographer 🎤 – Lola Akinmade Åkerström. Lola explores culture through food, tradition, and lifestyle for high profile publications such as National Geographic Traveler, BBC, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, amongst others. Geotraveler Media – Lola Akinmade Åkerström has collaborated with many well-known brands from Mercedes Benz and Dove to Intrepid …

Assita Kanko Member of the European Parliament, Belgium

How did I miss that Power Lister Assita Kanko was elected to the European Parliament when I wrote this post? She is part of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group party. When I first introduced readers to Ms Kanko, she was a political representative for the people in Ixelles, a multi cultural hub in Brussels …

Bernardine Evaristo is the 1st Black Woman to win the Booker Prize, but there’s more.

She shared the prize, the first time this has ever happened with another writer. Read the Guardian story to see why this is controversial. Bernardine has written 8 novels and won the Booker Prize for her novel Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel. She is the first black woman to receive this accolade since the prize …

The Most Powerful Black Women in Europe List

I can’t believe it’s almost time for our 10th A List of Our Own©

This year we will publish our 10th Power List. Is that amazing or what? I say amazing. Amazing that we celebrate us. Amazing that we have so many to celebrate. Amazing that 10 years has passed so quickly. If you know of a black woman in Europe doing amazing, against the odds, inspiring things, let …

Black Europe Summer School

Black Europe Summer School Program 2020

Now accepting applications! Black Europe Summer School 2020 13th Annual Program June 21 – July 3, 2020 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Now in its 13th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of …

Sisterhood Agenda 20 Years

I am humbled and we are honored.

Dear Adrianne, I want to say “Congratulations!” Sisterhood Agenda would like to present you and Black Women in Europe with our new Sisterhood of Greatness Award.  The awards ceremony will take place at our gathering, Celebrating Sisterhood:  25 Years of Service, at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1:00pm-5:00pm.  Will you be able to join us? As a long-standing Sisterhood Agenda global …

Hearing: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in Europe: Race, Rights, and Politics

THE STATE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN EUROPE Race, Rights, and Politics Wednesday, September 11, 201910:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Cannon House Office BuildingRoom 210 Live Webcast: www.youtube.com/HelsinkiCommission Against the backdrop of recent European elections, European political leaders will discuss the state of their democracies and recent efforts to address issues of diversity and inclusion amidst rising …

European Union

People on the Move

2019 Eurostat digital publication Eurostat has recently published People on the Move – Statistics on mobility in Europe, a new digital publication showing the latest figures on mobility in Europe through short texts, interactive visualisation tools and infographics. The data focuses on immigration, residence permits, commuting between regions, tourism and transportation. The new website allows users to …

Our Winners in the 2019 EU Elections

Antonella Bunda, Mayor of Florence, Italy Alice Bah Kuhnke, MEP Sweden Green Party View this post on Instagram TACK 🌱. Jag kommer göra allt jag kan med allt jag har och bära ert förtroende med stort allvar. Det känns, inte minst efter alla meddelanden och möten, att ni har stora förväntningar och jag ska anstränga …

Scratch of Sweden: At Stockholm Beauty Week and My Home Test

I discovered Scratch of Sweden, a premiere nail care and color line during Stockholm Beauty Week. I fell in love with the owner, Marie Houston, during her workshop on how to care for your nails. Her passion was palpable and her warmth was genuine. You could tell she loved nails and wanted yours to be …

Ellevest

Make Money Monday: 7 Smart Money Moves to Make in Your 20s

Create a free investment plan with Ellevest* that crunches the numbers based on the realities of gender-based pay. For most of us, our 20s is the decade of #adulting, including with our money. So where do you start? Here’s a roundup of seven steps to take now, from our friends at Ellevest. NOTE: If you live outside of …

Debunking the Myths of Growing Afro Hair

Hair Care experts take their knowledge from their bases in New York City, USA and Stockholm Sweden to help sisters in Nigeria. Not ones to keep their successful program a secret, Lyota Swainson and Jasmine Gerard share the do’s and don’ts of hair care, growth and proper treatment via a popular radio show following an …

Eurovision 2019

John Lundvik – Too Late For Love – Sweden and – Official Video – Eurovision 2019

Sitting in Stockholm, I’m proud of our entry in tonight’s semi-final One of the background singers in my homegirl from Washington, DC. Go Paris Renita (that is her on his left, stage right)! Do. Your. Thing! Read more about John here.

Inspiring Entrepreneur Tips from Black Women Who Mean Business

As a black woman in a businessman’s world, we are often advised to get a little dirty and get our claws out. We are warned that it isn’t going to be a smooth ride. But once you arrive, and you must believe you most certainly will, perhaps you will be humble enough to acknowledge that …